Fallen (Falling)
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The death of a schoolteacher leads to a reunion between a handful of close friends in this drama from writer and director Barbara Albert. Five longtime friends return to the town where they grew up for the first time since they were teenagers in order to pay their respects to a teacher who had a major impact on their lives. However, fate has taken the five women in very different directions since they left school. Carmen (Kathrin Resetarits) has become a working actress, Alex (Ursula Strauss) is a clerk at an unemployment office, Brigitte (Birgit Minichmayr) works as a schoolteacher, Nina… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Falling is at once a character study times five and something of a generational snapshot."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"It's all quite noisy, but there doesn't seem to be very much going on as the shared confidences and female bonding are not especially convincing."
‑ Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter
"Albert makes her existential study lively and entertaining through a mixture of thoughtful character development and unpredictable storytelling."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"Meanders forward with little apparent direction and virtually no interesting drama."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Barbara Albert, the director-writer of the Austrian soaper Falling, probably never thought to call her film One Wedding and a Funeral, but it would have been an appropriate title."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A well-played, cleanly shot but spectacularly empty tale of five female schoolmates reunited at a funeral for a teacher."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"Charging Albert's film with looking too much like an American chick flick is to give it short shrift."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Consciously mannered and using broad brushstrokes and pumping music, Fallen follows five female friends for 36 hours."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, european-films.net
"Part feel-bad cinema and part female-bonding session, Barbara Albert's Big Chill-ish melodrama gathers together five former schoolmates who meet up again at a professor's funeral."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"If it weren't for the fine performances, FALLING might have proven sleep-inducing."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"Fallen is about listlessness in the face of personal and global turmoil and about gesturing toward a political stance."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
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